[ Faculty Artist Performance ]

The Emerson String Quartet

Friday, August 3 •  8:00PM •  Music Shed

BARTÓK
SHOSTAKOVICH
BEETHOVEN
String Quartet No. 3
String Quartet No. 14 in F-sharp Major, Op 142
String Quartet in a minor, Op 132

 The Emerson Quartet never fails to communicate the power and imagination of the composers whose works they perform. The first half of this program features music that conveys what violinist Eugene Drucker said of the Bartók Quartet No. 3, [it’s music that is] “deeply marked by the weight of history.” The second half of the program is devoted to Beethoven’s great Opus 132 quartet, whose slow movement is a song of thanks, as Beethoven had recovered from a serious illness from which he thought he might not recover.

Emerson String Quartet



Come Early for a Pre-Concert Conversation with Paul Berry
7:00PM •  Battell Recital Hall

Join us before the concert for an engaging and enlightening viewpoint on a musical topic related to this evening’s program.


Concert Tickets: $60 – $20, $10 (Young Adults 18-25), and Kids Come Free! (under 18)